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Silhouette Soft, Facelift Overview

Facelift smoothes the loose facial skin and reduces the visible signs of aging and gives a more youthful appearance. Apart from the traditional facelift, we use several other methods of facelift to give you more youthful look and boost the patient’s confidence and self-esteem. Your surgeon will discuss with you these options and depending on your cosmetic needs, the surgeon takes into account several factors and helps you to make decision.

Silhouette Soft or Silhouette Lift is the new minimally invasive facelift. Silhouette Soft suture has already been approved by FDA in the USA and certified for use in Europe. It redefines the face features without any cut (incision) or scar. Silhouette lift reduces signs of aging both effectively and safely and it is growing in popularity and rapidly replacing surgical methods of facelift. Silhouette lift tightens and lifts sagging tissues in the face and neck and it also costs less than traditional facelift
read more about Silhouette Soft facelift.

The upper face often ages much earlier than the lower face. Eyelids and brow are patients’ cosmetic concern from age 35. Silhouette Soft can be used for eyebrow lift. However, there may be more reasons for eyelid surgery Please read more on upper and lower eyelid belpharoplasty

Short scar facelifts (mini facelift or SMAS) which are very effective and minimally invasive procedures producing good results with almost no risks and very little down time. Please read more on Mini Facelift.

Silhouette Soft can be used for brow and forehead lift to reduce forehead wrinkles and lift the brows, read more about surgical options of brow and forehead lift

Rhinoplasty is the technical term for nose correction or nose reshaping surgery. Silhouette Soft can be used in re-shaping the nose. However, the aim of plastic nose surgery must be to make the nose a natural feature of the face rather than drawing the attention of others to the nose.

Silhouette Soft could be an ideal choice for sagging cheeks. Cheeks form the mean features of the face and they are covering the eye-catching middle third of the face and act as a platform for the eyes.

For some general information about facial cosmetic treatment, please click on each of the below questions.

 

  • Am I a good candidate for facial cosmetic treatment?

    We believe that you must first ask yourself certain questions to see if you are ready for any cosmetic treatment please carefully consider the following:

    • You are choosing to enhance your appearance because you want to but no one is influencing, pressuring or forcing me. Please note that you can get support others but not orders from anybody else.
    • You are realistic about what you want to achieve. You are not looking for radical results and you do not want to (or expect to) change who you are.
    • You understand that cosmetic enhancement can improve your appearance, but it cannot change your life.
    • You accept that the results of your treatment or its complications may be permanent and you will have to live with them for life. You know there are potential risks and that no result is guaranteed.
    • Your physical and emotional health is stable. You are not being treated for any chronic health disorders or serious mental health conditions.
    • You can afford all the costs of cosmetic treatment, including non-monetary costs such as recovery time.
  • What do mean by Realistic Expectations when you are speaking about the results of any cosmetic treatment?

    We hope you fully realize that any non- surgical and surgical cosmetic procedure serves to enhance your appearance and not create an idealized perfection. It is our commitment to offer safe proven techniques with the most advance technology, however in the practice of aesthetic medicine certain factors can fall outside the our control such as delayed healing, scarring and skin laxity. Therefore:

    • You agree you are seeking a cosmetic improvement not perfection and have realistic expectations about the outcome of your cosmetic treatment.
    • You agree to at the very least to maintain your pre-cosmetic treatment weight and participate in a healthy lifestyle, which includes diet and exercise and the avoidance of smoking and sun bathing.
    • You agree to follow the post-operative instructions and participate in your follow up care including follow up appointments.
    • You understand that if you elect to seek a second procedure that additional fees are involved and your doctors will discuss the benefits and risks at the time.
    • Therefore, you should not have unrealistic expectations. Although you can expect to achieve at least a 50% improvement, it is unreasonable to expect 95% improvement or near perfection.

     

  • How can I take part in improving and maintaining my cosmetic treatment results?

    • You should understand it is also your responsibility to participate in your post cosmetic treatment care, including making follow up appointments, maintaining a healthy lifestyle with diet and exercise and the avoidance of smoking and sun bathing.
    • You also understand it may take time to see your final result (your doctor will advise you) and that if you would like to improve upon your results a second cosmetic treatment/procedure may be needed. You understand additional costs are involved and that your doctor and you will discuss if a second procedure would be beneficial.
    • Your goal is to maintain your pre-cosmetic treatment weight and with healthy diet and exercise you should see your weight well maintained. If you gain excessive weight your body Fat cells can expand up to 100 times their size and completely mask your cosmetic treatment results.
    • Please note that Mr Taghipour has special interest in studying different diet methods and if you are having difficulty in maintaining your pre-cosmetic treatment weight contact us for further advice.
  • How can I minimise the risk of any cosmetic treatment?

    • Having your cosmetic treatment/surgery under local or tumescent anaesthesia is safer than having the same procedure under general anaesthesia. Therefore, by eliminating general anaesthesia, the risks are dramatically reduced.
    • You can minimize the risk of any surgical complications by not taking medications or over-the-counter prescriptions that might adversely affect the surgery. You should inform the surgeon of any medications being taken regularly, or occasionally, including herbal remedies.
    • The site of cuts and injection may look different for some times because some people experience temporary hyper-pigmentation (darkening) that usually fades after several months. Others may have a genetic predisposition for persistent discoloration at the incision sites. It is also known that certain areas of the body, such as the back or upper flanks are more likely to have pigmentatory changes.
    • It is also known that smoking before or after your cosmetic treatment/surgery can dramatically affect the skin tightening that your procedure can achieve.
  • What do you advice after any cosmetic procedure/operation in your clinic?

    Obviously, it depends on the nature of the cosmetic procedure and the method of anaesthesia has been used. Each surgeon also likes to tailor post-operative advice according to individualised needs. In general we advise our client that:

    • Have someone drive you home after surgery and help you at home for 1-2 days, particularly if sedation or general anaesthesia has been used.
    • You should start walking as soon as possible, as this helps to reduce swelling and lowers the chance of blood clots. Activities involving the affected sited should be minimized for approximately 2 weeks. Strenuous exercise and activities such as contact sports should be avoided for 3-4 weeks, depending on the extent of the surgery.
    • Discuss your time off work with your surgeon; this varies according to surgery.
    • Get plenty of rest.
    • Follow a balanced diet. Decrease activity may promote constipation, so you may want to add raw fruit to your diet, and be sure to increase fluid intake.
    • Take painkillers as prescribed but do not take aspirin or products containing aspirin. Do not drive until you are no longer taking any strong painkillers (narcotics).
    • Take antibiotic prescription as instructed.
    • Do not drink alcohol when taking painkillers. Even when not taking pain medication, no alcohol for 3 weeks as it causes fluid retention.
    • Do not smoke, as smoking delays healing and increases the risk of complications.
    • If you are taking vitamins with/without iron, resume these as tolerated.
    • Drink plenty of fluids. Water of fluids that contain electrolytes are particularly useful during the first week after your operation.
    • Bruising and swelling are to be expected after surgery. At least for 8 hours after the completion of your operation, you must not apply ice packs or hot water bottle/heating pad to the skin overlying the areas being treated because the area is still numb and applying cold or heat may cause severe burn.
    • Your incisions may continue to ooze for a few hours. Keep incisions area clean and inspect daily for signs of infections. Once incisions begin to heal, they sometimes stick to your garment. We suggest you put antibiotic cream (such as neosporin) around the incisions to help prevent them from sticking to the garment.
    • No tub baths until 4 weeks post-op.
    • No swimming for 4-6 weeks (incisions need to be completely healed.
    • Avoid exposing scars to sun at least 12 months. Always use a strong sun block, if sun exposure is unavoidable (SPF 30 or greater).
    • As part of our post-operative care we see all our patients on the day following their facial cosmetic operation. However, if you have been fitted with a garment, please keep garment on for the first 48 hours, then remove garment and take a shower. We recommend you get in the shower with your garment on, let it get wet and then slowly remove garment. We have had patients that have reported getting “light-headed” when removing the garment, we also recommend you have someone with you and have a chair close by in case you need to sit down. Wear garment for first 48 hours the first week then 16 hours per day the second week (while awake). You may remove garment to shower.
    • Our surgeon sees you or will call you within 24 hours. We also arrange a follow up appointments. These appointments should be scheduled at your 1 week, 1 month, 3 month, and 6 month dates post-operatively.
    • You may want to consider having a lymphatic massage or Biocelase treatments we will discuss this with you further at your 1 week follow up appointment.
    • You will need to have a mammogram done 6 months after surgery. This mammogram along with your preoperative mammogram will be used in the future to allow the radiologist to compare later films. We suggest that you request a copy of the films and keep them safe for the years to follow.
  • When should I contact the doctor after my cosmetic treatment/operation?

    We supply you with contact numbers of the clinic and direct contact numbers of your surgeon who will be accessible 24/7. However, there are certain sign which you should not ignore after your cosmetic treatment/operation and contact us immediately:
    • if swelling and redness persist after a few days.
    • If you have increased redness along the incisions.
    • If you have a severe or increased pain not relieved by simple painkillers.
    • If you have any side effects to drugs/medications; such as rash, nausea, headache, and or vomiting.
    • If you have an oral temperature over 100.4 degrees (38 C).
    • If you have any yellowish or greenish drainage from the incisions or notice a foul odour.
    • If you have any bleeding from the incisions that is difficult to control with light pressure.
    • If you have loss of feeling or sensation.